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Shun idleness, it is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
-- Voltaire


Tuesday, August 23, 2022


Listen, with humility, with curiosity, with a genuine desire to help. Listen, without the need to prove anything, free of any assumptions about what you will hear.

Listen and learn. Listen and understand.

Listen and allow your perspective to be challenged. Listen and enable yourself to become more broadly informed, more considerate, more capable of having a positive impact.

Listen to the noise and draw energy from it. Listen to the silence and find the peace that lives within you.

Listen to gentle rain, booming thunder, whispers, shouts, harmony and cacophony. Listen, and hear life in all its glory, contrast, and richness.

Listen to time as it unfolds, to life as it grows in meaning and depth. Listen, then speak in your own voice about all you hear.

— Ralph Marston

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